How to Fat Loss by Drinking Water
Short, but fruitful information. Just about everyone knows that drinking water instead of juice, soda, or other sugary drinks will help you to bring in less calories. Just because we all understand this, does not mean that we will actually implement it into our daily life. So, my goal today is to help you understand why you need to start drinking more water and explain to you, in detail, the benefits that water brings to fat loss.
The Water / Weight Loss Study
A new study done at Virginia Water Center showed that drinking water before a meal can accelerate weight loss. The study divided adults into two groups. One group was to drink about a pint of water before each of their three daily meals. The second group was not given any instructions on what they should be drinking. The men were limited to 1500 cal per day during the study time, and the women had their calories reduced to 1200 cal per day.
The group that was instructed to drink a pint of water before each of their meals had an average weight loss of 15 1/2 pounds over three months. The second group which had no direction on what to drink had an average weight loss of 10 pounds.
What Does This Mean?
On top of making you feel fuller throughout the day, being properly hydrated also aids in you being able to tap into your body fat as fuel and burn it off. When you are well hydrated, your body works better at doing what it should do. It is been shown that a well hydrated liver is more likely to metabolize body fat more efficiently. So, without even dropping your calories further, you can see even more body fat reduction just by making sure that you’re well hydrated.
So, the bottom line is that drinking water and making sure that you are well hydrated will help your body burn more calories by sparking your slow metabolism to the baseline where it should be.
Other Benefits of Drinking Water for Appetite reduction
Part of feeling full and satisfied is what is called distention of your stomach. When you drink water, your stomach is filled up which slows down your bodies cravings for food or other sugary drinks. If you are feeling hungry, but know that you shouldn’t be eating at that particular time, drink about 12 ounces of water and reassess how you feel after 5 min.
Less Sugary Drinks
You have probably heard that you should not “drink your calories”. If you really take a look at many drinks, you’ll be surprised at how quickly the calories add up. Yes, even fruit juice is something that you really need to watch if you are trying to lose weight and body fat. When you are well hydrated with water, you are less likely to have cravings for soda and juice.